Afternoon Hike

    Today a friend and I decided to go for a walk during our lunch break.  The hike we chose was Barren Fork Coal Camp Heritage Trail which is in The Daniel Boone National Forest.  The .65 mile trail loops around the site of an old coal mining camp that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Signs along the trail document what life was like in the mining community which was active from the 1800s to the 1930s.  Remnants of old houses and other structures can be spotted alongside the path. 

     Gorgeous fall weather, still warm enough to be comfortable without a jacket, helped make the walk more enjoyable. The leaves, although still pretty, had passed their peak fall color and because of all the recent rain, many had fallen off the tree branches.  The trail was almost completely covered in leaves.  Someone we met along the trail told us that a bear had been spotted on this trail before.  Overall it was a pleasant walk for the amount of time we had to spend.


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